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How long does it take for gastritis and/or an ulcer to heal?

How long does it take for gastritis and/or an ulcer to heal?

Depends: it depends on many factors, most importantly what was causing the gastritis or ulcer in the first place. It also depends on medications, the presence or absence of Helicobacter pylori, and the the size and severity of the initial problem. If you are still having problems, I would talk to your doctor again. Good luck. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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How long does it take for a peptic ulcer to form?

How long does it take for a peptic ulcer to form?

GOOD QUESTION: Nobody knows! why would that be of interest? Try google , trivia, etc. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a corneal ulcer to heal?

How long does it take for a corneal ulcer to heal?

Few days-wk: If it is a traumatic ulcer from direct trauma 2 the cornea and not infective, i would add tobramycin/stearoid oint and patch over nite. Then tobra/stearoid 4-5x/day. Oint and patch @ nite. Continue untill gone, stop patch when feels good but oint @ nite. B sure to have opthalmology look at it before rx his/her rx may be different than mine. ...Read more

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How long should it take to heal a duodenal ulcer?

How long should it take to heal a duodenal ulcer?

4-6 weeks: Need to work up the cause of the ulcer. Most commonly related to the bacteria h.Pylori. Need to have medical follow up to be sure the infection is eradicated. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stomach ulcers to heal fully?

How long does it take for stomach ulcers to heal fully?

6 to 8 wks: Typically for gastric/duodenal ulcers, recommended treatment with an acid-blocker for about 6-8 wks for complete healing. Mild cases may need less time and severe cases may need more. Your health and nutritional status, age, and adherance to treatment all determine how quickly and complete you heal. Removing/treating the cause is very important. If u have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bismuth subcitrate to heal gastritis or ulcers?

How long does it take for bismuth subcitrate to heal gastritis or ulcers?

Not advised: In general, bismuth products are not used by themselves to heal ulcers or gastritis, but are useful primarily to help symptoms. Other medications, which reduce stomach acid, or antibiotics to treat H. Pylori, if present, are more likely to heal ulcers or gastritis. If you have chronic upper G.I. symptoms, I would see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a stomach ulcer to forn?

How long does it take for a stomach ulcer to forn?

It depends.: ... On what is causing the ulcer. Most ulcers are caused by a combination of stomach bacteria and or medications which induced ulcers, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or similar compounds. If multiple factors are present, ulcers could form within several days to a week. Usually, however, they former much more slowly than that. ...Read more

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How long does it take for gastritis to heal if caused by NSAIDS?

NSAIDs-ulcer: I believe it takes about 6-8 weeks for soft/mucosal tissue to heal. I recommend use of PPI or Pepcid (famotidine) like medications with use of NSAIDs to prevent ulcers/gastritis. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an appendectomy to heal internally?

How long does it take for an appendectomy to heal internally?

Unclear: When the appendix is removed laparoscopically, the base of the appendix is secured, either by a loop tie with suture, or by stapler. Although somewhat controversial, the stapled closure of the base of the appendix is thought to have advantages over the loop ligature, however whether there is added security from subsequent leaks from the stump has not been definitely answered. ...Read more

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How long does it take h pylori to cause an ulcer?

How long does it take h pylori to cause an ulcer?

From months to never: Most of the H pylori infections are asymptomatic. So presence of H pylori bacteria in the stomach doesn't mean peptic ulcer would develop BUT when we find ulcer we should always check for the H pylori infection. Thanks ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal a duodenal ulcer?

Please tell me how long it takes for to heal a duodenal ulcer?

See below: The duodenal epithelium replaces itself every 3-7 days. That means if you are taking rx for the ulcer-treatment for h pylori and a proton pump inhibitor such as Prozac (fluoxetine) the ulcer should heal 3-7 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal stomach ulcer?

How long does it take to heal stomach ulcer?

Gastric ulcer: It usually takes 6-8 weeks for ulcers to heal with therapy. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after treatment for a corneal ulcer?

How long does it take to recover after treatment for a corneal ulcer?

Depends: Treatment for an ulcer is complete when the corneal epithelium (surface cells) cover over the ulceration and the infection is resolved. Frequently the degree of infection and ulceration dictates the timeframe. I would expect to be treated a minimum of 7-10 days, and out of contact lenses for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a pressure ulcer to develop?

How long does it take for a pressure ulcer to develop?

Depends: Formation of a pressure ulcer can occur in as little as two hours. There are multiple other factors which can contribute to their development, such as moisture, shear, heating pads, infection, and nutritional debilitation. A wound specialist can examine the wound and give you more answers. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stomach/esophageal lining to heal after biopsy?

How long does it take for stomach/esophageal lining to heal after biopsy?

Depends: Usually biopsy it taken from a site that looks abnormal. Depending on the abnormality it may take variable time to heal. Normal mucosa would heal in less than a week. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a mouth ulcer to heal?

How long should it take for a mouth ulcer to heal?

7-10 days: An ulcer due to minor trauma should heal in 7-10 days if the source of the irritation is removed. If it doesn't heal on its own in this time period you should have it checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my corneal ulcer to heal?

Several days: If the ulcer is being properly treated with antibiotics, then your ulcer should rapidly heal. Keep the contact lens out during this time. I assume you are being monitored by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a renal fissure to heal?

How long does it take for a renal fissure to heal?

Anal fissure: weeks.: An anal fissure is a tear at the anal sphincter. Like any cut or tear in the skin this can take a few day to a few weeks. If it doesn't heal or recurs seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a stomach ulcer to destroy your stomach?

How long does it take for a stomach ulcer to destroy your stomach?

No set time: We are unable to say how long it takes for ulcer to perforate- most of the time if someone perforates- they did not know they had an ulcer. It is depends on the cause of the ulcer and how much exposure the lining of stomach is getting from it- like alcohol, nsaids, aspirin, steroids, etc. Also if the bacteria assoc w ulcers if present is treated and how thick the lining of your stomach is. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more